500+ Examples of Obama’s Crimes, Lies, and Corruption (MASSIVE List)January 12, 2014
Barack Obama champions himself as having the “most transparent administration in history,” but, as the old saying goes, talk is cheap.
And, all evidence shows that Obama’s “talk” is worthless. It is not even free; we — and future generations — are forced to pay for it.
The Obama Administration is constantly intertwined with lies, scandals, corruption, and shameless violations of the Constitution.
Even if Obama ends his term without a single additional lie, the precedent he is already setting is a major threat to what America stands for.
If we do not hold him accountable, it sends a message to all future leaders that the American people used to value freedom but what we really want now is a king; it says we value a false sense of security in the name of “public safety” over liberty. This is exactly the kind of tyranny our Founders warned us about, and it is imperative action is taken before it is too late.
We recently provided a list of nine reasons Barack Obama should be impeached. Just in case that was not fully convincing, here are five-hundred and four more reasons Congress should immediately tell Obama to pack his bags.
We want to give a major hat tip to Dan from Squirrel Hill for providing this extremely detailed, well-sourced list. He writes:
I ask you to please show this list to as many people as possible – and especially, to please show it to as many Obama supporters as possible. Sunshine really is the best disinfectant. I can’t stop Obama from doing any of these horrible things, but I can tell people about what he is doing. [...]
Every President, every politician, and every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy. But Barack Obama does these things to a far greater degree than anyone else that I have ever known of.
Let’s get started:
1) Intervened in Libya without approval from Congress:
President Obama illegally launched a “humanitarian war” in Libya in 2011 without receiving congressional approval. This is a violation of the War Powers Act and the Constitution. This alone is an impeachable offense. Rep. Kucinich (D-OH) and others tried to sue Obama over this but ultimately failed because the courts said individual representatives lack the standing necessary to sue the Executive Branch.
2) Entered into a no-bid contract with Haliburton (just like Bush):
Usually, when people — whether they are a private company or the government — want to get a job done by another party, they bid their projects out in order to ensure they get the biggest bang for their buck, the best quality at the cheapest cost. This is especially necessary when dealing with taxpayer dollars. However, just as Bush did, Obama granted KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, a $568 million no-bid contract — “just hours after the Justice Department had said it would pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of using kickbacks to get foreign contracts.”
3) Broke his promise of having a lobbyist-free administration:
One of the criticisms of the Bush Administration was that it was plagued with lobbyists. On the campaign trail, Obama promised not to have any lobbyists in his administration. Only about a year after being elected, he had over forty lobbyists working for him.
4) Claims to oppose Wall Street cronyism — all the way to the bank:
When the Occupy Wall Street movement was gaining steam, Obama claimed to support them and spouted harsh rhetoric about Wall Street corruption. However, he has “raised more money from Wall Street than any other candidate” over the past twenty years. Furthermore, he hosted a fundraiser for bankers where each paid nearly $36,000 to attend and he later hired a well-known Wall Street lobbyist, Broderick Johnson, as his senior campaign adviser. Before working for Obama, Johnson was a lobbyist for JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Comcast, Microsoft, and the oil industry.
5) Broke his promise to close Guantanamo; Renovates it instead:
One of the key pillars of Obama’s campaign platform was to close Guantanamo Bay for good. It not only remains open, but he spent $40 million to renovate it. The debate surrounding closing Guantanamo is a complicated one, but whatever one’s opinion on it might be, this is just another example of Barack Obama’s broken promises.
6) Supported the $700 billion TARP corporate-welfare bailout (just like Bush):
In 2007, Senator Obama voted in favor of bailing out failing corporations to the tune of nearly a trillion dollars. For someone who claims to defend the poor and middle class, he does not do a very good job at showing it. Taking our tax dollars and rewarding your irresponsible, failing corporate buddies is not just bad economics; it’s bad character.
7) Promised to honor state’s rights to legalize medical marijuana; does the opposite:
Another complicated debate is that of whether marijuana should be legalized — whether for recreational use or for medicinal purposes. But, whether you support or oppose any portion of this debate, the fundamental issue here is that Obama blatantly undermined the Tenth Amendment.
On the campaign trail, Obama was “committed” to ending DEA raids on medical marijuana in the states that legalized it. He even supported the usage of medical marijuana; after all, he “smoked large quantities of recreational marijuana” in his youth — which only strengthens his hypocrisy. He also promised that he was “not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws.”
Things changed after he took his oath of office, however. DEA agents have raided multiple medical marijuana facilities in Colorado, California , Nevada, Washington, and Montana – all states where medical marijuana was legalized by these respective states. He has since further violated state’s rights by shutting down or filing civil forfeiture actions against legal dispensaries. Here are several examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
The Rolling Stone said Obama was worse than George W. Bush on this issue. Even the liberal publication, Mother Jones, called out his hypocrisy, saying that “the Obama Administration raided more than 100 dispensaries in its first three years and is now poised to outpace the Bush Administration’s crackdown record.” Washington Post said he was “more hostile to medical marijuana patients than any president in US history.”
8) Obama chose a tax cheater to head the agency that… enforces tax law:
Timothy Geithner was chosen by Obama to be the head of the same agency that oversees and enforces the tax laws the rest of us have to abide by. Geithner was a known tax cheater. Before his nomination, he illegally failed to pay $34,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes, claimed his children’s summer camp expenses counted as “day care,” failed to pay the early withdrawal penalty when he took money out of his retirement plan, declared multiple items at “charitable” contributions when they were not, lied about his “small business expenses“, and claimed numerous personal expenses as utility expenses. Out of all of the people in America, this is guy Obama thinks is fit to literally lead the entire federal agency that is responsible for enforcing the tax law on the rest of us. Geithner later resigned.
9) Gave a bunch of tax dollars (ahem, executive bonuses) to AIG execs; Pretended to be outraged about it:
Prior to taking office, Obama promised that he would “go line-by-line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.” Then he proceeded to sign the stimulus bill wherein tax dollars were used to line irresponsible, failing executive’s pockets to the tune of $165 million in bonuses. Once word got out, however, he pretended to be outraged about it: “It’s hard to understand how derivative traders at AIG warranted any bonuses at all, much less $165 million in extra pay. [...] How do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the company afloat?” No, Barack, it’s pretty easy to understand: You authorized and supported the stimulus package that did this.
10) Expanded Bush’s faith-based government programs:
Obama signed an executive order to expand on Bush’s government faith-based programs. He revamped Bush’s faith-based office which “oversee[s] the distribution of grants to religious and community groups” and looks “for other ways to involve those groups in working on pressing social problems.” What was that the Founders said about the separation of church and state?
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